New work (not for sale)

Something different (for me, at any rate).   Got a bit tired of one of my larger canvasses last week, so decided to jazz it up somewhat.  I don't do this 'pointilist' type of work normally, so it was something strange to begin with but after a while I enjoyed the freedom. 'What do you see?'... Continue Reading →

Water-soluble Oil Pastels

I got me some Caran D'Ache ws oil pastels the other day and some really wonderful Bockingford Hot Pressed Watercolour Paper - A3 size - I took 20 sheets. What a difference good ground paper makes!  It is really sturdy and quite stiff but takes a lot of manhandling with liquid and paint.  I have... Continue Reading →

Away we go again …

I don't ever believe in not having enough on your plate, which is probably why I live in a constant state of manic flux and/or depression, depends what's going on at any given minute. I have a large family, maybe that's not readily apparent from the posts on this ‘ere Art website of mine but... Continue Reading →

New mixed media

Quite some time ago I started working on a series of paintings relating to the South African landscape, for some reason I didn't finish that work.  I decided to go back to one of them over the weekend and this is the result, might still do a bit more tweaking (as always!).  This area holds... Continue Reading →

New oil pastels painting

'Summer Glade' Oil pastels, oil paints and ink on A3 paper. (pictures on right, to show detail) I was going for a loose feel with this one, the underpainting seems to set it all off sparkling.

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